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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 26, 2011 5:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Greatest Live Band (after the GD)

my vote goes to the who, with queen very slightly behind. nobody matched freddy mercury's stage presence imo. and nobody matched the who's energy.

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Oct 28, 2011 3:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Live Band (after the GD)

"YOU WANT THE BEST, YOU GOT THE BEST!! THE HOTTEST BAND IN THE LAND!!!"

That intro has got to count for something.

Judge TOOTMO

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Oct 26, 2011 6:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Live Band (after the GD)

never been fond of the who. Cant stand that fucking pinball song. Makes me want to puke. And i mean that as nicely as I possibly can.

Ever seen phish? Thats a hell of a time, if they're on...

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 26, 2011 6:22pm
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"Cant stand that fucking pinball song."

haha. have you seen any of their dvd concerts or anything live? i never judge a band based on their hit songs. take steely dan for example. i'm not a big fan of their hit songs, but the other stuff is musical gold.

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Oct 26, 2011 6:32pm
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ive seen random footage of the who. But never a full concert DVD.

I have however seen a dvd of steely dan. Its pretty good I guess. I like some of it but also find it to be way too perfect. I mean its pretty fucking perfect. And just not my style

"how about a kiss for your cousin dupree..."

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Oct 27, 2011 11:17am
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That's pretty funny about them being perfect because it's actually true.They didn't tour for years because they just couldn't duplicate their sound live for quite some time. I'm sorry I've never seen them but another band that were also perfectionists and did sound exactly like their albums was The Band. Nowhere near my top 15 live bands but just a noteable mention and the comparison w/ Steely Dan.

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Oct 27, 2011 11:17am
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That's pretty funny about them being perfect because it's actually true.They didn't tour for years because they just couldn't duplicate their sound live for quite some time. I'm sorry I've never seen them but another band that were also perfectionists and did sound exactly like their albums was The Band. Nowhere near my top 15 live bands but just a noteable mention and the comparison w/ Steely Dan.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 26, 2011 7:01pm
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"I have however seen a dvd of steely dan. Its pretty good I guess. I like some of it but also find it to be way too perfect. I mean its pretty fucking perfect. And just not my style"

understandable. i really didn't like them for the longest time either. they grow on you, much like the dead. however, if it's not your style you'll probably never like them. people tend to either love or hate steely.

i think you might enjoy the who if you watched the right footage. do you like any of their music? how familiar are you with them?

try this wisc:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJCXpFy0E5s&;feature=related

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Oct 26, 2011 7:14pm
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im relatively familiar with them. Ik at least a handful of their songs, not by name though. Your suggested clip is probably the most fun I've ever had listening to them, or the best stuff I've ever heard them play.

An old roommate also spent a lot of time trying to learn a song of theirs. That didn't help.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 26, 2011 7:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Live Band (after the GD)

good there's hope. if you liked that clip, i think you'll really enjoy these:


watch them work a crowd of 600,000!!!! from monterey:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebq5yEQAFH4

here there's only a few hundred thousand, from woodstock:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwLa2IhhxyM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKPVW_yQncY&;feature=related

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Oct 26, 2011 9:37pm
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cool. Ill check those out soon.

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Poster: high flow Date: Oct 26, 2011 10:28pm
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJCXpFy0E5s&;feature=related

Hey Wisconsin.....check it out. Pay close attention to Keith Moon, the drummer. Some say he's the greatest ever. The band simply rips in every way.

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Poster: gratefuldiver Date: Oct 26, 2011 10:24pm
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Especially interesting to read that Steely Dan was too perfect in concert. Donald Fagen and Walter Becker were famous for their distain of tourinig because their perfectionism could only be satisfied in the studio...after dozens of takes.

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Poster: Jacky Hughes Date: Oct 27, 2011 8:32pm
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Steely Dan would get my vote. Very slick live and a great show with it.
Mind you I have never seen the Dead live, so couldn't compare.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 26, 2011 6:29pm
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I've only seen phish once. They are pretty great live. My older brother has been to countless phish shows from the early '90s till today, as well as hundreds of other shows including a lot of GD. He said one of the best shows he's ever been to was the Phish halloween show from 2010, largely in part to the amazing vibes and the awesome scene. I wouldn't put them in the top 10 all-time live acts but they might be the best live act to see these days.

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Oct 26, 2011 6:34pm
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yea they're certainly up there for todays act. Best concert I've ever seen without a doubt.

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Poster: ice9freak Date: Oct 26, 2011 6:39pm
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That's too funny--I was going to say Phish--they're the only band I'll pay money to see. Manilow was just a cheap cop-out, although I did have the severe misfortune of seeing him live once.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Oct 26, 2011 6:42pm
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PHISH no doubt. we are talkin BIG acts that can sell out a stadium for 3 days, not Govt Mule..haha

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Poster: vapors Date: Oct 26, 2011 6:58pm
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4wFs91qJaY

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 26, 2011 6:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Live Band (after the GD)

excellent clip vapors. i've watched that over 10 times the last few years. so fun to watch those guys gel together. sparks really fly when those two feed off one another. such amazing talent.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 27, 2011 11:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Live Band (after the GD)

How about BEFORE the GD?

Currently working and well worth the cash:
Aracde Fire
My Morning Jacket (late night at Bonnaroo in '06 one of the best shows I've ever seen)
Pearl Jam (and w/ Neil for Mirror Ball was big fun)
drivin n cryin (yes, it's true - when on, one of the best bands still touring)

or...ANY BAND ON A GREAT NIGHT. Lets face it, there were many, many bad GD shows (and many transcendent ones)

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Poster: sambonk2 Date: Oct 27, 2011 11:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Live Band (after the GD)

Dawes
Mike watt
phish
ben folds

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 27, 2011 12:03pm
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watt!!! - will see him playing bass in the stooges, again, in early december. fortunate enough to have seen minutemen, many firehose shows (tour w/ beasties was great), and ball hog or tugboat tour in clubs w/ eddie vedder's hovercraft and original foo fighters' tour (w/ pat smears). WATT! - chilis dedicated blood, sugar, sex, magic to him.

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Poster: Juan Peligro Date: Oct 27, 2011 10:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Live Band (after the GD)

From bands I have actually seen:

Sonic Youth....incredible musicicans...
Meat Puppets
U2 (1982-1986)
Mel Torme..he knew how to work a room
Janes Addiction...(1991 Version)
Can't include JGB saw them in'94 in Glendale Az at Blockbuster Pavillion..played 1 set maybe...Jerry left due to "sicknesss"...

forgot 1 more Butthole Surfers...

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Poster: cheesydeadphish Date: Oct 27, 2011 12:51pm
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YOU ARE KIDDING, RIGHT?

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Poster: Juan Peligro Date: Oct 28, 2011 8:32am
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Dude...I am just taking this from the bands I have seen LIVE...NOT THE ONES I have just listened to...rats I forgot that PHISH show in 91 and all the Xtra Ticket/Noodles...Ziggy Marley..Black Uhuru...Sting...Santana..Jakob Dylan..Bob Dylan..But hey Janes in 1991 was incredible..it was the first Lollapalooza..SO yes I would like to recant and repost.

There is nothing like a Grateful Dead Concert!
"Nothing left to do but smile smile smile..."

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Oct 28, 2011 8:07am
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There are so many directions you could take this, I'll just narrow it down to concerts that I've seen personally (which omits pretty much everything from before 1987!).

My faves:

Fugazi
Wilco
Sonic Youth
Broken Social Scene
Arcade Fire
Deerhoof (Great band out of SF)

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Oct 26, 2011 6:32pm
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Best non-dead live act i saw was Peter Gabriel circa 1982-83. Huge stage presence, great touring band. Saw him again in '86 and 87 and they were great shows but had a different feel as he was a bit of a pop star during that time.

More recently it would be RRE.

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Poster: mklsgl Date: Oct 27, 2011 9:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Live Band (after the GD)

Splintered Sunlight!
JGB
RatDog

Non-Dead/related...
REM
Dire Straits
Elvis Costello/Attractions
Phila Orchestra


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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 26, 2011 6:42pm
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I would put CREAM first, JimiH close second...nobody even had to ask, right?

Based on all I heard via all those that saw them, over many, many years, from Monterey on, through 71 (thus, including all the SF/LA bands, and any "big" enough from back East/Europe to play SF gigs), there is no real discussion of this "factoid".

However, that only covers a very small time frame (67-71) and only via the Bay Area "sound stage" if you will; so, you guys/gals can handle the rest, or I'll get tired...cranky too.

FWIW, my kids say in the last decade, the most fun/energy/intensity they experienced was with White Stripes. And they saw quite a few of the bands the past 15 yrs.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 26, 2011 7:03pm
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the only thing preventing me from putting cream near the very top, is that they didn't work the crowd. that's what makes bands like queen and the who stand out imo. speaking from a strictly musical standpoint, i put cream as #2 all time.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Oct 27, 2011 3:26am
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If working the crowd is part of your scoring criteria, how could the Grateful Dead be number 1 (your title "after the GD" implies this)? I always thought the crowd worked the band more so than band worked the crowd.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 27, 2011 9:05am
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well they certainly interacted with the crowd a good amount in the '60s. they also were more ballsy on stage, musically, than anyone else imo. i have yet to find any band that gelled so well with each other on stage, while completely abandoning the structure that most bands followed. their ability to not replicate themselves night after night, is the most impressive thing. i just believe the gd thrived in a live setting better than any other band. the crowd vibes give them extra points too.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 27, 2011 4:36pm
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Just replying to you both...I think with both CREAM and the DEAD the change had a lot to do with small venues to lg venues, new band to superstars, etc.

EG, early Europe shows in spring of 67 have EC joking, interacting with the crowd, repeatedly responding to individuals--yes, specific questions, requests, etc.--in the crowd, etc., etc. So too, as you note, with the DEAD. It's just that it happened a lot faster with CREAM (the transition, and in a way, they started with the "problem" at one level, already being so famous, etc.).

But, like elb, I was hugely disappointed with the cardboard cutouts (the DEAD of the 74-82 period) I saw live...the rare interaction with the crowd, or even a nod from Jer to a bandmate was gold--because it was so rare. And, as LiA, aka "Mr CREAM", noted, it didn't much matter to most folks there what the players looked like if the sound blew you away, and as I've said so often, no one that saw CREAM in 67 ever left without saying that's exactly what happened.

I know a dozen or so (older brothers, their friends--they were all 17-19 in 1965) that were at every big show in SF/LA from 65 onward, incl Mont Pop, etc., etc., and they all agreed on CREAM as # 1, with Jimi H as individually unique, but never #1 in any of their rankings...not that any of this matters squat, but it had a huge impact on me as a budding teenager to hear the stories.

One side note: NONE of them liked the Doors. Many in fact hated them--thought it was all "playing to the crowd/putting on a show/shock rock" or whatever you want to call it, without substance. Personally, I liked them much more, but kept it to myself as the naive punk soaking up the wisdom...and not that I mean to imply that your notion of "crowd interaction should count for something" is wrong-headed, just saying it depends on a lot of factors.

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Oct 28, 2011 3:58am
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back at about the Doors .I always wanted to see them and had a chance to them at the old Singer Bowl in Queens but you always heard that a riot followed that band and alot provoking going on so I said no. I think for me it's actually easier to list the bands that I've always wanted to see but never have.I'll composite a seen list one day and I think most would find it interesting if not a little eclectic.

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Poster: Edsel Date: Oct 28, 2011 3:24pm
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Got to see the Doors in Nov of '67 at Winterland, and to this day I consider it one of the very best shows I've ever had the pleasure of attending.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 27, 2011 5:07pm
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"EG, early Europe shows in spring of 67 have EC joking, interacting with the crowd, repeatedly responding to individuals--yes, specific questions, requests, etc."

interesting. i didn't know this.

i also find it interesting that all your old music comrades chose cream over hendrix. obviously i wasn't there so i can't say, but i've seen and heard a lot of live material from both and i think they were pretty on par. i give cream the slight musical edge. however, jimi could work a fuckin' crowd. jimi had a stage presence and an aura to him that nobody in cream possessed. that counts for some points in my book, when i consider a live show. i prefer cream as well, but from a live standpoint i think they are so equal.

your friends were missing out with the doors. jim was a lyrical genius and krieger and manzarek are such outstanding musicians.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 27, 2011 5:33pm
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Yeah, agree on the DOORs; think it was partly an "anti LA" thing from Bay Area (we are snobs of the first order), and it was a little too pop, in a unique way...also, no "real" bass player didn't cut it...recall how the DEAD didn't think they had any substance either? It's funny how much of our first impressions, notions of "cool", "with the scene", etc., etc., bias our take on bands at the time, and then later with reflection we say "hmmm, shudda taken another look" ya know?

Like me and the DEAD in 95, right?

Nah....

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Oct 27, 2011 4:10pm
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I was kind of reluctant to respond to this post because your kind of right in that they or Clapton did not play to the crowd. I saw them 3x, Fillmore East,Hunter College and the horribly sounding show in the round at the Spectrum for their farewell tour. Clapton had this habit of just turnining his back on the audience for whatever reason and it had nothing to do w/ getting feedback,so yes as far as working the crowd like Jagger or Daltrey can or others I have to agree.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 27, 2011 4:56pm
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clapton admits to being an arrogant jerk in those days. he was selfish, and extremely overcritical of himself. he always strived for perfection, and didn't see the talent in himself that others saw. he was always too jealous of guys like hendrix and page, and he was very irritable.

in later years when he's been sober i've seen him work the crowd a bit, but the playing doesn't compare to his cream days obviously.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Oct 26, 2011 6:57pm
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uhhh...WT, what about (after the GD)?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 26, 2011 11:14pm
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What about it?

;)

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Oct 26, 2011 6:57pm
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i can't disagree WT, one of my very earliest TV memories is a B&W clip of 'Sunshine of your Love' by Cream; the fact that i even remember this says something about the power of what i was witnessing ... i'll never forget it; and of course Jimi, who really, is the most mesmerizing performer of any genre of music, and the ONLY artist i will actually sit, put in a DVD and watch an entire performance, and maybe even hit repeat upon finish; genius + art

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 26, 2011 8:14pm
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lot of good brothers that haven't been mentioned. one could easily make a case for james brown in the #1 slot. also worth noting is otis redding, little richard, jackie wilson, solomon burke, george clinton, sam cooke, screamin jay hawkins.

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Oct 27, 2011 6:21am
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Springsteen.... and I'm not a huge Bruce fan.
I've only seen him once and it was a few years ago, so well past his prime I'm sure. He puts on a hell of a show. 3 hours of Rock & Roll. Definitely gives his fans their money's worth. IMO.

edit: I'm basing this on only bands that I have seen live.

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Poster: deadjunkie Date: Oct 27, 2011 8:07am
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Hendrix
Cream
Allman Brothers
Led Zeppelin
The Who
The Mothers
Pink Floyd
The Residents
Tom Waits
Frank Zappa (after the mothers)
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
The Mermen

Could go on, but I'll stop here.




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Poster: ducats Date: Oct 27, 2011 4:30pm
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any of the slowhand lineups

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Oct 27, 2011 9:37am
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It's the Who and they played rings around the Dead the Sat afternoon DOG show in Oakland
2-Cream
3-Hendrix
4-Stones
5-Ten Years After
6-Hot Tuna
This was pretty hard but since I only saw the orignal Who once and everyone else on my list multiple times The Who impressed the most.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 27, 2011 9:48am
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very nice list there lefty. ten years after is one of the most underrated bands to ever play. alvin lee is such a phenomenal talent, with unbelievable passion and stage presence as well. i instantly fell in love after seeing this when i was a young teen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ26GB6BFjY

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Oct 27, 2011 11:05am
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you can't more correct on this one. I actually had a personal connection w/ them as I knew their manager Dee Anthony whose family was from neighborhood in the Bx.Besides the Dead who I saw aprox 28x including free gigs and benefits and Tuna easily over 30 I think I easily saw TYA over 15x w/o a bad or even a slowww show. As for the Who playing rings around the Dead on Sat I'm sticking by it w/ a priviso that I do understand that the Dead were better Sunday. Yes the Who's set was kind of a chronilogical greatest hits pkg w/ 20 minutes of Tommy included but since I only saw them this one time That's my story and I'm sticking by it.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Oct 27, 2011 2:41pm
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w/ a priviso...well ok! I have that 10/9 Who Show and the 2nd set go's waaaay out there, ok, not the same 2 shows, my privosa on yer chin haha. I went on sunday, so my scorn went. sorry. I saw the Who close. They were aware of and up to the challenge of a largely deadhead crowd, imo and did well. The 10/9 GD show was very well played, sunday is my fav, but thats prob because i was there. peace

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Poster: rastamon Date: Oct 27, 2011 5:43pm
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10/9/76 Oakland - The Who http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrliDi9hHcg&;feature=related

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Poster: rastamon Date: Oct 27, 2011 9:50am
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bullshit! What an ignorant post! They both played great sets when I saw the DOG show, tho The Who's set was the same both days.

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Poster: JGenovay Date: Nov 1, 2011 1:40pm
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While I did get into Phish in mourning Jerry's passing, I woudl not give them Greatest Live Band status...that would have to go, even today, to The Rolling Stones, if not for spectacle alone.

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Oct 27, 2011 10:58am
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> 1975 stones*, jimi, zep*, jeff beck*, rory gallagher* johnny winter*, abb, floyd*, ufo*, hawkwind* tya*, deep purple*, qms, airplane/starship....

1975 > 1977 hot fuckin tuna*
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n01OWoThFN8

1977 > now (and beyond) - motörhead*
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-bs8Kw2VuM


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* bands that i have seen live (many of them multiple times)



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Poster: Jacky Hughes Date: Oct 27, 2011 8:27pm
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Jeff Beck is a pretty good call.
He is an acquired taste though and definitely not mainstream.

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Poster: gratefuldiver Date: Oct 26, 2011 9:41pm
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Maybe this doesn't qualify as 'greatest live band' but plenty of other posts specify individuals with fantastic stage presence (e.g., Freddy Mercury, Jimi Hendrix, Peter Gabriel). I'd suggest that Janis Joplin (with Big Brother or any other band) needs to be considered in the same company. E.G. Festival Express footage: her first appearance in concert is so emotionally explosive that one assumes it's the last song of the set or the encore. No...just another song. The next song she also gives 110%. Same for the next. I've never seen another rock 'n roll / blues performer give up so much and leave it all on stage.

(For the jazz contributor: Coltrane-Tyner-Jones-Garrison.)

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Oct 26, 2011 6:00pm
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I never saw them in their prime, but I'm told Buddy Johnson's band could rock a joint like no other.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 26, 2011 6:05pm
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willie nelson can sure rock a joint.

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Oct 26, 2011 7:30pm
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Willie Nelson can sure smoke a joint.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 26, 2011 7:32pm
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WILLIE DOES DOPE!?

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Oct 26, 2011 7:36pm
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For medicinal purposes.

You know he's got that head wound he's been covering with that bandage all these years.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Oct 26, 2011 8:28pm
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RAILROAD EARTH!

-30-

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Poster: ice9freak Date: Oct 26, 2011 6:09pm
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manilow

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Oct 26, 2011 7:55pm
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dont forget Sedaka.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 26, 2011 7:58pm
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air supply actually blows both manilow and sedaka clear outta the water. greatest musical duo of all time. greatest songwriting team of all time. anyone that says otherwise is a fucking moron!

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Poster: sambonk2 Date: Oct 27, 2011 5:21am
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ZAPPA

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Poster: rastamon Date: Oct 27, 2011 5:57am
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Zappa? I thought he died before 1995. Time for Wiki! lol

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Poster: sambonk2 Date: Oct 27, 2011 6:14am
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ah...after GD...didnt see that....zappa died in 1993...i would then say ..YES has got to be one of them

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 27, 2011 9:14am
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by after the GD, i was implying that they were #1 all-time. not looking for just bands that chronologically came after the dead.

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Poster: reviewr Date: Oct 26, 2011 7:41pm
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If listening to old recordings, then Bob Marley, The Who, The Allman Bros. I've seen both The Who and The Allmans past their prime in person - they were both good, but not great like the old albums.

If seeing in person, then Bob Dylan, Los Lobos and Poi Dog Pondering.

Biggest disappointment seeing in person: Lou Reed.

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Poster: waynecs Date: Oct 26, 2011 6:56pm
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Umphrey's McGee

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Oct 26, 2011 7:21pm
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I saw UM, but got bored, or drunk (can't remember which). I preferred the show opener: Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad.

Cornmeal is a lively show I love to see when I can. Greensky Bluegrass too.

Pink Floyd is my personal all time greatest live show.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 26, 2011 7:31pm
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the dub squad is fucking awesome! i love those guys.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Oct 27, 2011 5:28pm
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The Giant Panda put on a killer set at The Festy this year and a beast of a late night/all night at FloydFest three years ago.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Oct 26, 2011 7:41pm
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I'm going to pull older age on this one. I grew up in LA and went to see anyone who came into town. So, it's a rotating cast of folks that I have been lucky to see: Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Marley, Prince, Terrence Trent D'Arby, the Who, The Band, David Bowie, U2. Each, in there own way, were totally transcendant and transfixed me and made me think they were the greatest ever. The thing for me with the Dead is that they did it over and over and over again and each show was different.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 27, 2011 3:37pm
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Terrence Trent D'Arby!

What the hell happened?

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Oct 29, 2011 10:09am
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Is that like a fall from grace? When I saw him at the Hollywood Palladium, I thought he was one of the best performers I'd ever seen. His first record was just out and it was awesome. He was creative, wrote great songs, incredible dancer, and he sounded like Otis Redding. Don't know what happened after that, but I got my memory of that time. :)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 29, 2011 11:17am
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I know - he was incredible. I googled him and apparently he changed his name and moved to Italy. He took Hutchences' place in INXS for Olympic performances and has been on some film soundtracks but pretty low profile.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Oct 29, 2011 3:20pm
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The Artisit Formerly Known As Terrance Trent D'Arby?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 29, 2011 4:01pm
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Sananda Francesco Maitreya (born Terence Trent Howard, March 15, 1962),

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 26, 2011 8:22pm
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you are quite lucky to have witnessed all that talent live. since you joined in the discussion, you still have to pick one (besides the dead)

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Oct 26, 2011 9:38pm
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Jimi. But only cause he was the first show I ever saw. Changed everything.

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Poster: Pig Street ! Date: Oct 26, 2011 6:42pm
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String Cheese Incident
http://www.archive.org/details/sci2001-07-18.schoeps.shnf
My review sums it up.

I also saw them in a small venue in Chapel Hill NC that fall, then again 2003' Merriweather Pavilion. They also love to jam with the acts that are on the same bill with them.

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 26, 2011 6:55pm
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OUTSTANDING CHOICE! The Cheese are my 2nd favorite jam band. I'm greatly looking forward to seeing them this December. SCI shows have THE best vibes/fans/scene of any band in recent years. Phish is usually more elaborate with their setup, because they have a lot more money. But I've seen some SCI shows where the stage and scenery is cooler than anything I've ever seen at a show. And the vibes at a cheese show are SO peaceful. Not like Furthur crowds.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Oct 27, 2011 5:25pm
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rd -

Which Cheese shows are you going to? I'll be at Baltimore and Philly.

Don't forget to stop by the Conscious Alliance booth ....

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 27, 2011 5:57pm
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I'm going to the Saturday show on Dec. 3rd at the United Palace Theatre in NYC. They really bring the cheese on Sat. nights.

Last saw I show there was Neil Young. Set I was a 90 min acoustic set. Just Neil, playing a different guitar for almost every song, with his lovely vocals and harmonica, and the occasional heartfelt piano ballad. Set II was 90 min of pure electricity. One of the best shows I've ever seen. And Neil still rocks.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Oct 27, 2011 5:26pm
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String Cheese Incident
Hackensaw Boys
Infamous Stringdusters
Yonder Mountain
New Monsoon
Jackass Flats

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Poster: truckin52073 Date: Oct 26, 2011 6:11pm
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Gov't Mule, plain and simple.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Oct 26, 2011 8:08pm
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talking heads and pink floyd....dire straits!!!!

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Oct 27, 2011 12:01am
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Yea, Dire FUCKING Straits!!!

Well, I'd have to say Phish is the best live act I've SEEN. Alpine Valley 8-15-10 was probably the best show I have or ever will witness...

That said, I still love listening to GD about a bazillion times better ;-)